Singer Leslie Grace reveals how she found out she was ‘Batgirl'
Gulf Today|September 17, 2021
Leslie Grace hopes young fans will be inspired by a Latina Batgirl and that her work validates the dreams of other people who look like her

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Actress and singer Leslie Grace has revealed how she found out that she’d been cast as Barbara Gordon in “Batgirl,” the upcoming superhero film. The “In the Heights” star was asked by the filmmakers to jump on a last-minute Zoom for a final casting test before being directed to read the text of an email they had just sent her, reports variety.com. “I open it and it says, ‘I’m Batgirl’...and my brain broke,” Grace said at the MTV VMAs on Sunday at Barclays Center in New York. She said, “It was an incredible moment. When I mean incredible, I mean the textbook definition of, I could not believe it. My brain actually broke when I got the news.”

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